A big THANK YOU to all those who stood up on behalf of dolphins!
Individuals, activists and organizations from 15 countries and over 30 locations stood up for dolphins on Japan Dolphins Day. Between August 30 – September 1, people from across the world let Japan know that dolphins are to be celebrated – not slaughtered, or taken captive.
Says Rachel Carbary, Japan Dolphins Day coordinator and founder of the Empty the Tanks Worldwide event, “Japan Dolphins Day is a global day of peaceful action. Our hope is to send a message to the Japanese government that it’s time to end the barbaric dolphin hunts and captures. We also aim to educate the public on how their support of the captivity industry directly fuels the continuation of these hunts. Japan Dolphins Day allows people from around the world to stand together as one voice in opposition to the dolphin slaughters and captures that take place in Taiji from September to March of each year.”
Taiji’s annual dolphin hunting season commenced on September 1, and is already off to a brutal start with the first slaughter of a pod of Risso’s dolphins. Dolphin Project is currently on-the-ground at the Cove and will be present during the entire six-month hunting season to document the brutality taking place here. Please follow our social media to watch our broadcasts and take action on behalf of dolphins.
Featured image: Italy, #JDD19